Numerous break-ins occur in Mecosta County over weekend

Deputies continue to investigate a string of break-ins around Mecosta County. Police say it started Friday when Phils Hatchews Auto Salvage  was broken into and money and other items were stolen. Then deputies investigated several reports of larcenies from motor vehicles in the Village of Mecosta. Where an unknown number of suspects got into several cars, taking various items. Some of the items were recovered during the initial investigation. Lundie's Family Hair Care was also broken into during the night.

Mecosta man arrested on multiple CSC charges

After a two year investigation into allegations, a Mecosta man sits in the Clare County Jail on sexual assault charges. State Troopers say 37-year old Edward Mitchell was arraigned on multiple counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in Clare County district court. Mitchell was arrested last week at a home in Mecosta after they executed a warrant for his arrest. He remains in jail on $300,000 bond.

Police investigating break-in of Woody's Party Store in Mecosta

Deputies in Mecosta County are investigating an early morning break-in at Woody's Party Store in the Village of Mecosta. Police say the suspect/suspects threw a brick into the front door window of the building and gained access. Cigarettes and pastry items were stolen. If you have any information about this incident please contact the Mecosta Co. Sheriff's Office.

Mecosta Co. Deputies looking for hit and run suspect

Mecosta County Sheriff Deputies are looking for a truck involved in a hit and run over the weekend and they need your help. A female driver from Grand Ledge says a truck slammed into the back of her car on M-20 in Mecosta late Saturday night, then left the scene. The driver was able to follow the truck who was fleeing the scene into the village of Mecosta but were unable to get a plate from the truck. She and one of her passengers had minor injuries. Deputies say they are looking for a newer white Chevrolet Silverado, 2500 or 1500 possibly with a lift.

Five people taken to the hospital after accident on US-131

Five people were taken to the hospital this morning after a Morley woman lost control of her vehicle and went through the median of the ramp flipping and hitting another vehicle driven by a man from Mecosta who then drove off the road hitting a ditch. Mecosta County Sheriff Deputies say Morley resident Kristy Crusan and her passengers, Aaron Crusanand Lexi Crusan were taken to Mecosta County Medical Center for their injuries while Mecosta resident Terry Reeves and passenger Beatrice Reeves were taken to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Free radon test kits through District #10 Health Department

District Health Department #10 is offering free radon test kits through the month of January for National Radon Action Month. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non smokers, it is a gas that you cannot see smell or taste. Radon is a natural gas found in almost all types of soils it can leak into your house through cracks or holes in the foundation. You can get your kit at the Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Osceola, Newaygo, Oceana, or Wexford County Health Department.

Mecosta-Osceola DHS is state's pilot program for paperless project

Mecosta & Osceola jobless rates down

Mecosta & Osceola jobless rates down Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates fell in all of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in August. According to the Michigan department of energy, labor & economic growth, total employment declined seasonally over the month in the majority of regions, while labor force levels dropped in nearly all areas. Mecosta County’s jobless rate is at 12.9 % while Osceola County’s is at 14.1%.

Rally for funds

Funding was on the minds of Mecosta-Osceola Great Start Collaborative officials and 40 other parents and teachers who rallied at the state capital Wednesday all in the name of early childhood education. GSC coordinator Louann Gregory says they chatted and talked with lawmakers to let them know there needs to be more funding for early childhood programs. Today, lawmakers are conducting a revenue estimating conference.

Pretrial coming

A Baldwin man who is accused of the 1980 murder of Big Rapids resident Stella Lintemuth waived his arraignment in Mecosta County Circuit Court Monday. County Prosecutor Peter Jaklevic says 63-year-old Scott Elwood Graham has been charged with open murder, which carries a life sentence, if convicted. Graham will now have a pre-trial/settlement conference June 14.

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